No, I have never felt like anyone looked down at us for having a popup. But it occurs to me that I might, unwittingly, have made people in tents feel bad about their tents because I have said "I'll never sleep in a tent on the ground again!" I slept in a tent for a few years and I am just so happy to be off the ground. I too love the air and the screens and the sound of the rain on the canvas. I just don't want to be on the ground anymore.